Madison Township, Clinton County, Indiana

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Madison Township
Township
Location of Madison Township in Clinton County
Location of Madison Township in Clinton County
Coordinates: 40°20′31″N 86°39′04″W / 40.34194°N 86.65111°W / 40.34194; -86.65111Coordinates: 40°20′31″N 86°39′04″W / 40.34194°N 86.65111°W / 40.34194; -86.65111
Country United States
State Indiana
County Clinton
Organized 1839
Named for James Madison
Government
 • Type Indiana township
Area
 • Total 25.52 sq mi (66.1 km2)
 • Land 25.52 sq mi (66.1 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation[1] 778 ft (237 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 2,079
 • Density 81.5/sq mi (31.5/km2)
FIPS code 18-45918[2]
GNIS feature ID 453589

Madison Township is one of fourteen townships in Clinton County, Indiana. As of the 2010 census, its population was 2,079 and it contained 846 housing units.[3] The township was named for President James Madison.[4]

History[edit]

The first white settlers in the land that would become Madison Township were Win Winship, Jacob Stettler, Charles Poulston and James Taylor, all of whom arrived in 1829. The first post office was at Winship's Mills with E. Winship as the first postmaster.[5]

Geography[edit]

According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of 25.52 square miles (66.1 km2), all land.[3] Prior to being settled, the land was almost completely covered in dense forest, principally oak, walnut, poplar, sugar maple, beech, ash, hickory, elm, and various other hardwood species.[5]

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Cemeteries[edit]

The township contains two cemeteries, Bennet and Fair Haven.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ a b "Population, Housing Units, Area, and Density: 2010 - County -- County Subdivision and Place -- 2010 Census Summary File 1". United States Census. Retrieved 2013-05-10. 
  4. ^ Claybaugh, Joseph (1913). History of Clinton County, Indiana. Indianapolis: A. W. Bowen & Company. p. 31. 
  5. ^ a b Claybaugh, Joseph (1913). "Madison Township". History of Clinton County, Indiana. Indianapolis: A. W. Bowen & Company. 

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